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Environmental Justice in Developing Countries.

Author: Rhuks Ako
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: Routledge explorations in environmental studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The evolving environmental justice paradigm is conceptualized differently based on political, economic and historical factors. In developed countries, emphasis is placed on the role of individuals in environmental decision-making and the protection of their access to the prerequisite environmental information and capacity to challenge environmental decisions is the main focus. However, in developing countries,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ako, Rhuks.
Environmental Justice in Developing Countries: Perspectives from Africa and Asia-Pacific.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rhuks Ako
ISBN: 9781135956257 1135956251 9781135956189 1135956189
OCLC Number: 855970255
Notes: Environmental justice: substantive legal issues.
Description: 1 online resource (351 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Table of cases; Table of statutes; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: scope of the book; Introduction; Definition of environmental justice; Theoretical foundations of environmental justice; Scope of the book; Structure of the book; Conclusion; 2. Environmental justice: international and regional instruments; Introduction; International instruments on environmental justice; The Aarhus Convention; The African Charter; The ASEM Guidelines; Conclusion; 3. Nigeria; Introduction; Country profile. Environmental justice: substantive legal provisionsThe substantive right to a healthy environment; Access to land; Access to natural resources; Environmental justice: procedural issues; The rights to environmental information and participation in the decision-making processes; Access to justice; Recognition of legal rights in the field of the environment; Grant of standing to institute proceedings at the national level; Establishment of legal and administrative bodies; No undue barriers to justice; Conclusion; 4. South Africa; Introduction; Country profile. Environmental justice: substantive legal provisionsThe substantive right to a healthy environment; Access to land; Access to natural resources; Environmental justice: procedural issues; The rights to environmental information and participation in the decision-making processes; Access to justice; Recognition of legal rights in the field of the environment; Grant of standing to institute proceedings at the national level; Establishment of legal and administrative bodies; No undue barriers to justice; Conclusion; 5. India; Introduction; Country profile. Environmental justice: substantive legal provisionsThe substantive right to a healthy environment; Access to land; Access to natural resources; Environmental justice: procedural issues; The rights to environmental information and participation in the decision-making processes; Access to justice; Recognition of legal rights in the field of the environment; Grant of standing to institute proceedings at the national level; Establishment of legal and administrative bodies; No undue barriers to justice; Conclusion; 6. Papua New Guinea; Introduction; Country profile. Environmental justice: substantive legal provisionsThe substantive right to a healthy environment; Access to land; Access to natural resources; Environmental justice: procedural issues; The rights to environmental information and participation in the decision-making processes; Access to justice; Recognition of legal rights in the field of the environment; Grant of standing to institute proceedings at the national level; Establishment of legal and administrative bodies; No undue barriers to justice; Conclusion; 7. The comparative discourse; Introduction.
Series Title: Routledge explorations in environmental studies.

Abstract:

The evolving environmental justice paradigm is conceptualized differently based on political, economic and historical factors. In developed countries, emphasis is placed on the role of individuals in environmental decision-making and the protection of their access to the prerequisite environmental information and capacity to challenge environmental decisions is the main focus. However, in developing countries, access to land and natural resources are considered integral elements of environmental justice paradigm. This book focuses on the conceptualization, recognition and prot.

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